Aira Mitsuki – ロボットハニー [4th Single]

October 31, 2008 at 5:01 pm (Aira Mitsuki) (, )

Aira Mitsuki’s 4th single, entitled ロボットハニー, was released on 10.29.08.

ロボットハニー is a sweet and cute electropop number. The song starts off with a very enjoyable cute instrumental with a few lines sung. On the verses, the music tones it down a little bit so that the focus can be on her voice. The distortion really works on her voice here to make it support the music so strongly. Unfortunately the chorus isn’t very memorable as the transition from the verse to the chorus is so slick that it just may go un-noticed the first time. Her vocals are nice but the music doesn’t really stand out so mcuh during the chorus. The small pure instrumental section on the other hand does stand out as there some slightly more aggressive moments to the music. Overall the song could have been better but it does have its catchy moments the listener can hold onto.

The first B-side, ニーハイガール, is a song that focuses on the music. Opening the song is quite powerful instrumentation that immediately catches the listener’s ear and once she begins singing, there is such a distortion on her vocals that it’s hard to hear what she’s saying. There also seems to be some croaking that might supposed to be whispering but it sounds pretty weird. This song takes the approach of certain electropop songs with the focus on the music rather than the chorus but it isn’t as successful as some of the other attempts.

Things slow down for the second B-side, Every night heartfull music song. This song comes into the rankings of the slow and sweet electropop songs like Macaroni by Perfume. The tempo is succesfully slowed down in order to make an addictively pretty song. Aira’s vocals really work in the context of this song as there is almost a dreamy quality to them that keep the listener lulled.

SAZAE FUNKADELIC finishes off the single on a stong note as the instrumentation is out of this world and the listener takes a ride with Aira throughout that world. Her vocals are very enjoyable here and the instrumentation is pretty aggressive, which always makes for a hot Aira song. SAZAE FUNKADELIC is a very memorable song and a great addition to this single.

In order to promote the single, a PV for ロボットハニー was made. Unfortunately, the video is extremely bad as it just features Aira in a fake world with a really ugly creature dancing next to her. It’s just not an enjoyable video and a lot more effort should have been put into it.

Single Ranking: A –

Strangely enough, the B-sides are stronger than the A-side. Both Every night hearfull music song and SAZAE FUNKADELIC are fantastic songs worth listening to. They could have served as the single’s A-sides and it would have made the single even better.

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2 Comments

  1. blackmager said,

    I still gotta listen to this single.
    x-x

    Although just wanted to tell you that Nakata doesn’t produce Aira.
    >.>
    She’s produced by Ohnishi Terukado

  2. amaiyume said,

    oh yeah!!! haha I forgot!!!
    thanks for remind me. I’ll fix that right now 🙂

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